Medical professionals are finding it increasingly challenging to distinguish between Covid-19, allergies, and the common cold.
Gone are the days when the loss of taste or smell and a dry cough were the telltale signs of Covid-19.
According to Dr. Erick Eiting, vice chair of operations for emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Downtown in New York City, the symptoms have shifted.
“It isn’t the same typical symptoms that we were seeing before. It’s a lot of congestion, sometimes sneezing, usually a mild sore throat,” he shared with NBC News.
He mentioned that a sore throat usually appears first, followed by nasal congestion.
Eiting admitted that the only reason they identified it as COVID was due to the testing; otherwise, it would have been mistaken for a mere cough or cold.
“The only way that we knew that it was Covid was because we happened to be testing them,” Eiting said.
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So, when it comes to who is being hospitalized now with symptoms being reportedly milder, the CDC says that the 80% increase in weekly average was largely contributed to by those ages 75 and up, followed by babies six months and younger and adults ages 65 to 74.
The U.S. is currently recording approximately 19,000 Covid hospitalizations per week, according to the CDC.
The CDC reported that since January, most people hospitalized for Covid had not received a bivalent booster dose of the vaccine.
Still, cases have continued to decline over the last two years, and a recent study published this month found that the drop in Covid rates began once the omicron variant became the dominant strain of the virus.
Researchers in the study shared that they did not know if milder disease contributed to the trend or if it was caused by population immunity.
The Zoe COVID Symptom Study, which collects data on self-reported symptoms in the U.K., has also documented this trend. The study suggests that a sore throat became more common after the Omicron variant became dominant in late 2021. Loss of smell, by contrast, became less widespread.
Stunning Videos From Mexico of Open Train Cars Taking Hordes of Migrants to Biden’s Open US Border
Videos posted by Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins and independent journalist Auden Cabello show open train cars in Mexico filled with migrants being taken north to the U.S. border. From the Darien Gap in Panama, from Central America and through Mexico there is a tsunami of migrants from all around the world headed to illegally enter the United States thanks to Joe Biden’s open borders.
The video posted by Griff Jenkins on Sunday shows at least two dozen open rail cars filled with cheering migrants on a FerroMex train in the town of Zacatecas in north-central Mexico, “**NEW VIDEO** FOX News sources capture a FerroMex train bursting with migrants out of Zacatecas heading to our southern border right now… cheering and clearly not heeding the message: “do not come”
EXCLUSIVE – Chinese SPIES could be using the southern border to get into the U.S. top Republican warns
- Chinese ‘tourists’ gained access to US military bases over 100 times
- ‘Why are we just so willy nilly about this?’ asked Chairman Mark Green, who is vowing to get to the bottom of the Biden administration’s policies
President Biden’s ‘stupid’ policies are allowing Chinese spies to use the southern border to gain entry into the U.S. and pose a long-term threat to national security, warns a top Republican.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., told DailyMail.com that there has been a ‘massive increase’ of Chinese nationals tied to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that have gained access to the U.S. by crossing over the border.
And there have been over 17,800 Chinese nationals released into the U.S. this year alone, he claimed.
Green called the ‘stupidity’ of the Biden administration’s border policies currently in place ‘mind-blowing’ because now Chinese spies could act as ‘saboteurs’ in the same manner Russian military men established residency in Ukraine before the invasion.
‘Look, the Russians did just that. They infiltrated migration. Middle aged military men, you know, go into Ukraine, established residency, and then they were the saboteurs during the invasion.’
He said he’s ‘not suggesting’ that China will invade the U.S., but if America were to defend Taiwan against a CCP-led attack, ‘who’s to say there isn’t the saboteur in that in that line?’
‘Why are we just so willy nilly about this?’ continued Green, who is vowing to get to the bottom of it.
He plans to direct his committee to hold hearings in the future on the threat of Chinese infiltrators using the southern border.